"The Picture Man: From The Collection of Bay Area Photographer E.F. Joseph" is a new book from Arcadia Press celebrating the work of a photographer who documented the African-American community in the Bay Area for more than 50 years, from 1927 until 1979. At this special event, the book's authors Ruth Beckford and Careth Reid will share highlights from the book and stories from the Bay Area's rich African-American heritage. Join us for this unique view of Bay Area history! Books will be on sale from Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore at the event.
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The Black Church in the Bay Area has been a supportive and motivational institution for over 160 years. It has provided leadership in the struggle for civil rights, political representation, economic equality, and social advancement. Join Dr. Martha C. Taylor as she discusses her new book, "From Labor to Reward: Black Church Beginnings in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond, 1849-1972," which traces the growth of 65 churches, from the Gold Rush days to the Civil Rights Era.
Berkeley Public Library North Branch is delighted to announce University of California, Berkeley Professor Jeffrey Knapp will be presenting on his new book, Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance England and Golden Age Hollywood. What do Shakespeare’s plays have to do with famous movies? Find out how mass entertainment enriches our lives.
Join us @North for a well-loved Wizard School Adventure movie (rated PG-13), games, and crafts. All witches and wizards in sixth grade and up can attend.